MAN DRINKS HIS LANDLADY'S WHISKEY WORTH IN EXCESS OF $102.400
Westmoreland County Between 1912 and 2002
In 1917, industrialist J.P.Brennan took delivery of one hundred bottles of Pure Rye Old Farm Whiskey distilled by West Overton Distilling Company in 1912.
With the advent of Prohibitionism, in the 1920's, Brennan buried nine cases of the Whiskey under a staircase.
In 1986, the current owner of Brennan's Mansion, Patricia Hill, who purchased the property at Auction from the daughter of the late J.P.Brennan, renovated and converted the property into a Bed and Breakfast that opened for business in 2002.
The cases containing the Vintage and Pricey Whiskey were found during renovations and stored by Miss Hill behind a staircase where they stayed ever since.
#FFWD TO 2013
A tenant of Miss Hill,
62 years old John Saunders,drank, without previous consent 48 Bottles out of the 100 contained in the cases, when confronted, he admitted to only have moved the boxes around to clean but that he never even opened a single bottle.
He was caught in a blatant lie when officials showed up with a warrant that forced him to submit DNA Testing that resulted in matching the Whiskey contained in the in the bottles to samples taken form Saunders tongue, he is now being sued by Mrs Hill and, if sentenced, he might have to repay the full amount of $102.400, the estimated price of 48 bottle of fine and unique Prohibition Era prime malt.
Lesson to be learned?
"Thou Shalt NOT drink a Lady's Whisky uninvited"